Missing NJ State Police trooper found safe in Pennsylvania

TRENTON - A New Jersey State Police trooper who walked away from a medical facility in suburban Philadelphia on March 19 has been found in Pennsylvania, authorities say.

Jason Dare, 46, of Cumberland County, was found safely on Friday morning, according to a New Jersey State Police spokesman.

Police offered no additional information about Dare, including where and how he was found.

A state police Facebook post thanked the public "for your support and your invaluable tips."

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A Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman referred questions to New Jersey State Police.

Dare, described as a missing and endangered person, was seen walking away from a medical facility in Media, Pa., around 6:51 p.m. on Sunday, March 19.

Jason Dare
Jason Dare

Police have not said why Dare was considered endangered and it wasn't made public why he was at the medical facility or why he left.

A Vineland man named Jason Dare, also 46, has worked in law enforcement for years and joined the state police in 2004, according to his LinkedIn page.

Comments beneath the state police Facebook post on the search for Dare initially offered prayers and concerns for Dare and his family. The messages expressed gratitude on Friday morning.

"Glad to see my old right guard from the SJ Giants Days, is safe," said a Facebook poster identified as Chris Matuszak, in an apparent reference to a semi-pro league.

"So many people love you," commented a Facebook user identified as Danielle Schuster-Burke. "Thank God you're safe."

Jim Walsh is a senior reporter with the Courier-Post, Burlington County Times and The Daily Journal.

This article originally appeared on Cherry Hill Courier-Post: Search over for missing NJ State Police trooper